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Science Achievement Graduate Fellows (SAGF) Lecture — "Discovery of Pulsars: A Graduate Student’s Story"

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Astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell, winner of the 2018 Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, will present the spring 2019 Science Achievement Graduate Fellows (SAGF) Lecture at Penn State, on Friday, January 25, at 2 p.m. in Paterno Library's Foster Auditorium on the University Park campus.
When
25 January 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Where
Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library
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This free public lecture, titled “Discovery of Pulsars: A Graduate Student’s Story” is sponsored by the Penn State Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Eberly College of Science.

The lecture will focus on Bell Burnell’s accidental discovery of pulsars — pulsating stars that emit intense beams of radio waves — when she was a graduate student. She also will describe some previous occasions when pulsars were almost discovered. The discovery of pulsars has been described as "one of the biggest surprises in the history of astronomy, transforming neutron stars from science fiction to reality."

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